delusively
adverb see delusive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • delusively — adverb in a deceptive and unrealistic manner the village looked delusively near • Derived from adjective: ↑delusive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Delusively — Delusive De*lu sive, a. [See {Delude}.] Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive dream. [1913 Webster] Delusive and unsubstantial ideas. Whewell. {De*lu sive*ly}, adv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delusively — See delusive. * * * …   Universalium

  • delusively — adverb In a delusive or deluded manner …   Wiktionary

  • delusively — adv. misleadingly, deceptively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delusively — de·lu·sive·ly …   English syllables

  • delusive — delusively, adv. delusiveness, n. /di looh siv/, adj. 1. tending to delude; misleading; deceptive: a delusive reply. 2. of the nature of a delusion; false; unreal: a delusive belief. Also, delusory /di looh seuh ree/. [1595 1605; DELUS(ION) +… …   Universalium

  • Delusion — De*lu sion . [L. delusio, fr. deludere. See {Delude}.] 1. The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being deluded or misled. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is falsely or delusively believed or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glamour — Gla mour, n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel. gl[ a]meggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or Icel. gl[=a]m s[=y]ni weakness of sight, glamour; gl[=a]mr name of the moon, also of a ghost + s[=y]ni sight, akin to E. see. Perh., however …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glamour gift — Glamour Gla mour, n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel. gl[ a]meggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or Icel. gl[=a]m s[=y]ni weakness of sight, glamour; gl[=a]mr name of the moon, also of a ghost + s[=y]ni sight, akin to E. see. Perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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